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Chris Froome to compete in tour of the Alps in team Sky’s final degree race earlier than sponsor alternate

our-time tour de France winner Chris Froome will step up his preparations for the 2019 race at this month’s excursion of the Alps.

Froome is joined within the discipline via Italian Vincenzo Nibali for the five-day race that starts on 22 April.

The 33-12 months-old has raced best twice thus far this season, completing 91st and 94th on the excursion of Colombia and tour of Catalonia respectively.

He withdrew from February’s UAE tour.

this may be the very last stage race for group Sky with their present day sponsor. Ineos, a chemical substances company owned by Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe, takes over on 1 may additionally.

Froome’s group Sky crew-mate and modern tour de France champion Geraint Thomas is the best previous British winner of the excursion of the Alps, his victory coming in 2017.

This yr’s excursion de France starts in Brussels on 6 July.

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